Wine Chips Tasting & Review

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I’m tasting, reviewing, and pairing the three varieties of Wine Chips — Manchego, Blue Cheese, and Smoked Gouda — with three different wines — the 2018 Hampton Water Rosé (which is a $20 rosé from France), the 2018 Domaine Durand Reserve Sancerre (which is a $20 Sauvignon Blanc from France), and the 2014 Ideology Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon (which is a red wine from California). Cheers! 🍷

You can find my Simply Charmed Magnetic Wine Charms here (all three came from the “Napa Valley” set of 6, which is $16).

You can find my Govino wine glass, which is dishwasher-safe, shatterproof, reusable, and recyclable, here (this is an affiliate link).

Questions of the Day:

  •  Have you heard of Wine Chips? Have you tried them?
  •  What are your favorite wine snacks?

Trying Wine Insiders

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I’m sharing 6 wines that came as part of the Wine Insiders Tropical Selection Half Case, which I received as a sample a couple of months ago. Since they sent me the wine, it looks like a few selections have changed and that the price is now $87, which works out to be about $14.50 per bottle.  Here’s a spoiler…my favorite was the 5th wine I tasted. Cheers!

Here’s a list of the wines and a link to the ones still available at Wine Insiders:

You can find my Simply Charmed Magnetic Wine Charm here (my palm tree is from the “Fun in the Sun” set of 12, which is $27).

You can find my Govino wine glass, which is dishwasher-safe, shatterproof, reusable, and recyclable, here (this is an affiliate link) here.

Also, apologies for taking a few weeks off unexpectedly! Am trying together back on track, and this seemed like the perfect video to do that.

Question of the Day:Have you every bought from Wine Insiders, either individual bottles, their themed-sets, or the Martha Stewart Wines? If so, which ones did you get and what did you think?

Jon Bon Jovi’s Rosé

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing Jon Bon Jovi’s 2018 Hampton Water Wine Co. rosé, which is a $20 wine from France. This wine is a collaboration between Jon Bon Jovi, Jesse Bongiovi, Ali Thomas, and French winemaker Gérard Bertrand. The wine is a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Mouvédre, and 10% Syrah. Cheers! 🍷

You can find my review of the 2017 vintage here.

You can find my Simply Charmed Magnetic Wine Charms here (my snorkel is from the “Fun in the Sun” set of 12, which is $27).

You can find my govino wine glass, which is dishwasher-safe, shatterproof, reusable, and recyclable, here (this is an affiliate link).

Questions of the Day:

  • Have you ever had a chance to try the Hampton Water?
  • What beach wine are looking forward to enjoying this summer?

Malbec Face-Off: Australia vs. Argentina

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! In honor of Malbec Day, which was this past Friday, I’m doing a head-to-head comparison between two Malbecs—the first is the 2017 Vinaceous Voodoo Moon Malbec from Western Australia and the second is the 2017 Catena Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Both wines were purchased for under $20 on Wine.com.  Cheers! 🍷

Questions of the Day:

  • Do you like Malbec?
  • Have you tried either the Vinaceous Voodoo Moon or the Catena Malbec?

Wine Club: A Storybook Wine Club

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m digging into my “comfort” wine stash by sharing my March 2020 Storybook Mountain Vineyards wine club and tasting the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon that came in the shipment.  It’s a $70 red wine from the Mayacamas Mountain Range in Napa Valley, California.  Cheers! 🍷

Wine Club Information:

  • “Foxy” level = 3 bottles per release & a 10% discount on wine for $108-$203 per shipment (plus shipping & tax)
  • “Foxier” level = 6 bottles per release, a 10% discounts on wine for $216-405 per shipment (including shipping + tax)
  • “Foxiest” level = 12 bottles per release & a 15% discount on wine for $408-$765 per shipment (including shipping + tax)

Questions of the Day:

  •  How are you holding up with during the pandemic?
  • What’s your comfort wine?  Have you broken it open yet?  Are you enjoying something special because of these unique conditions we’re experiencing?